Four-Way Chilly

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This is my new hat pattern. It is knit from 100% bulky wool (superwash for easy care).  The ribbing is a double thick hem for an extra chilly day, but it could be knit as a single thickness as well.  It has four stitch patterns to give it interesting texture.   Hence the name, Four-Way Chilly. I am going to make up a  worsted weight version as well and will likely be offering the pattern on Ravelry.  Look for it as soon as I can write it up and have it test knit.

Sleyed

I slayed my fear of weaving on a floor loom today at The Weaver’s Guild. I wound a warp, the heddles are threaded and the reed is sleyed and I’m ready to weave at the next class!

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Knitting the night away

I am going to Sip n Sitch tonight at Silk Road Textiles.  I’ll be working on a mobius cowl, hope to get it cast on before I go and perhaps finish while I am there.  Then it can be left for display.  I had to rip it out, not quite enough yarn to bind off 260 stitches and it gave out 1/3 of the way through on the 11th round.  I had just tinked the bind off and 1/2 a round and starte to rebind off but was still going to come up a little short.  I may restart with less stitches or add a couple of more and only go 8 rounds instead of trying to go 12.

 

 

Sampling

Alpaca Bamboo Yarn
Alpaca Bamboo Yarn-so squishy!

I am knitting up a sample möbius cowl for a class I am going to teach at Silk Road Textiles. The yarn, Araucania’s Alpaca Bamboo, is lovely and soooo soft.  They have a lot of it at Silk Road Textiles where I am going to be teaching the class to make one on October 19th.  You only need basic knitting skills(no purling required) to make one, and it only takes 50-100 grams of yarn, depending on the size you choose to make.  A long circular needle is used to knit it.